Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1987-03-31
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FM Broadcast (93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia) > Hi-Fi VHS Master> CDR; Seeded to etree by Scott Clugston
- 2005-08-01 12:10:42
- Philadelphia, PA
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Scott Clugston
- The Spectrum
Subject: First show
And 29 years later (really? wow), my son listens to this show and loves it. What could be better?
Subject: THE BEST JACKSTRAW. PERIOD.
Subject: Is Jack Straw missing?
Subject: Radio sound quality
Subject: Classic Philly Show
I don't even remember hearing this MMR broadcast. Don't know what I was doing in spring of 87. I Musta been out and about gettin toked and stoked. (They don't call me peacepipe for nothing)!
Anyway, back to the show. The playing here is passionate and Jerry is in fine form. You can feel the place crackling with energy right through this recording. All of that and along with the WMMR broadcast makes this a classic Philly Spectrum show!
Subject: Wish this was my first show....
Had I been allowed this would have been my First show. On the night of the concert, I stayed home.. (not hard, since everyone was at the show), dropped a cassette in the recorder, put on MMR, did some bongs and taped/listened to the show. Up to this point my listening experience with the band was limited to studio albums, Dead Set, and the occasional Bootleg from either friends or such. Man I was not ready for what I was about to hear. I was allowed to listen to the show loud until 10pm, which was cool since my brothers system was SOA for 1987... (as I think back now, I should have given my brother the 2nd copy and keep the original, I put in the time... who cares if it was his stereo?) Anyway, Jack Straw, the way it starts is like jumping off a cliff... Its just there, and you know right away its gonna be a smokin' one... Same for Franklin's it too just comes out of nowhere after a very short pause between songs. After playing this on a pretty good set of Computer speakers, all the memories of that night and the rest of 87 came back to me, while I was dancing in the living room, not something I do very often, anymore anyway. I wasn't dancing that night though, I was laying on the bed with it cranking and just getting my first semi real experience with the dead. This tape would be heard almost constantly for the next 3-4 months. The tapes turnout very good sounding, considering the amatuer nature of their recording. Now like then, the stream has an air sound, not a hiss though, whatever it is, it doesnt detract from the experience.
Both set lists are top shelf.... No so-called "fillers on this night"... You gotta listen to this, it even now from an FM source still sounds, like another poster said exactly the way it did on the home system recordings, not great but pretty damn good.... The music, crowd, energy makes the minor sound problems subliminally eradicated. I will rate this a 4star overall, 5 for set list, 5 for the band, and 4 for the sound... Too bad this one cant be downloaded and played on todays systems, that would be incredible, enough to just drop it at the next get together of friends, crank it, scare the shit out everyone and see what happens...
Subject: THIS IS NOT A SOUNDBOARD!
Subject: Lots of emotion from Mr. Weir
Subject: good show
everyone to enjoy. now, it's available in streaming format only. how times have changed. all these shows should be available to download.
Subject: FM Broadcast true to original sound
Excellent playing, given the era(and the radio hysteria!).
Subject: what a show!
what a great setlist, loads of sweet jams...
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